Monday, 29 October 2012
Our World Tuesday, ABC Wednesday, P for Panorama
Four years ago I saw this panorama and I was impressed by the fact that the creator of this work had spent so much time in this enormous painting.
The Van den Ende Panorama is a cylindrical painting depicting the Flower Bulb District in the fifties of the last century. The painting shows historical buildings, views and detailed pictures of the life and labour during this period.
Work on the Panorama started in 1997 and when I saw it in April 2008 Leo Van den Ende was sill working at it . Mainly during two months in the spring, the pictorial artist is engaged in painting this 4 by 63 metres large work of art. During that period, the Panorama is open to the public at Panorama Tulipland in Voorhout Until April 2008 he had been working on the Panorama for 9000 hours and 11years
Why this Panorama?
This is what the painter says:
"A destructive process that has affected the Flower Bulb District since the nineteen - fifties has caused the disappearance of many farms, flower bulb sheds, buildings, houses, windmills, etc. that were characteristic to the district. Also large tracts of land formerly used for flower bulb cultivation have been sacrificed to the expansion of the towns and villages in the district.
A growing group of people, including myself, who are increasingly concerned as they witness this process unfold, strongly believe that one ought to treat one's cultural heritage with care and respect, and we should make a concerted effort to stop the process and conserve what is still there"
Welcome to Our World Tuesday! This meme continues in memory of the work of Klaus Peter, whose "that's My World" brought people together from around the world every Monday to share the wonders therein--big and small.Please click on our new logo for "Our World Tuesday" in the sidebar.
With thanks to Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC.We also thank Roger for his work. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar . This week we are looking for words beginning with P.
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